It’s the first day of Zero Waste Week, and I’ve been thinking about content and trying to think of a fresh take on this year’s theme of Food Waste. I wasn’t sure what I could add to the ideas and recipes that I’ve posted before, when I had a bit of a head slap moment realising that just yesterday I made something pretty delicious that helped prevent food waste: chocolate macaroons!
I just whipped up a batch of these to take away with us this weekend, in lieu of an Easter egg for our hosts.
They are super easy, and double delicious. As well as not having any of the packaging that can come with Easter eggs!
As soap forms the basis of so many of the recipes for the homemade cleaning products that I want to share with you guys, I thought I should go over a basic soap recipe, in case anyone is keen to have a go! The more I read and learn about making soap, the more I realise how much there is to read and learn. I am only at the very tip of the iceberg, and although it’s actually a pleasingly simple process, there is quite a lot to take on board, so be warned, this is a bit of an epic post!
When you are making gifts, especially edible ones, often the easy bit is making the gift, and the hardest bit is finding a way of packaging it so that it looks good without resorting to lots of plastic packaging (I think that actual proper cellophane is supposed to be biodegradable, but I’m not sure how many of the ‘cellophane’ bags you can buy are actually cellophane).
After a somewhat surreal, whirlwind week, kicked off by my piece in the Daily Mail, it’s time to take breath, and focus on the important stuff…